• Christie's Interiors  auction at Christies

    Sale 2235

    Christie's Interiors

    16 - 17 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 1041

    A JAPANESE EXPORT MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER WRITING BOX,

    19TH CENTURY,

    Price Realised  

    This lot is offered without a reserve

    A JAPANESE EXPORT MOTHER-OF-PEARL-INLAID LACQUER WRITING BOX,
    19TH CENTURY,
    with rectangular hinged lid inlaid with masonic symbols, the interior with nashiji lacquer; on later stand
    16in. (41cm.) high, 17½in. (44.5cm.) wide, 14½in. (37cm.) deep, overall


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    Other related Japanese export lacquer boxes with Masonic symbols, usually in the form of tobacco boxes, are illustrated in O. Impey and C. Jorg, Japanese Export Lacquer 1580-1850, Amsterdam, 2005, pp. 62-3. figs. 107-8.

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    This lot is offered without reserve.